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Compact & Bijou
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Compact & Bijou

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Member Sharing Session delivered by Keith Walker at the 2008 BBSLG Conference, hosted by Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University, 9-11 July

Member Sharing Session delivered by Keith Walker at the 2008 BBSLG Conference, hosted by Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University, 9-11 July

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  • 1. Compact & Bijou? Our experience of moving to a new campus and the impact on Library Services Keith Walker - Napier University
  • 2. Moving the Library • Why move? • How we moved • The new campus • Problems? • Solutions!
  • 3. Why Move? • University Estates Strategy – Currently 7 campuses – 3 campus University by 2010 • Craiglockhart redevelopment to house Napier University Business School (NUBS) – “Flagship” campus for the University • Sighthill no longer “fit for purpose” • NUBS resources under one roof – Combines stock at Sighthill & Craighouse campuses
  • 4. Sighthill Library
  • 5. The Move • Integration of stock from two sites – Majority from Sighthill. Tourism from Craighouse – Opportunity to weed • Stock boxed by Dewey Number – i.e. box 1 started at 001 and so on • Took place over the summer 2004 • Key texts placed in Merchiston Campus Reserve Collection for resit students use • Move advertised
  • 6. The Move (cont.)
  • 7. Craiglockhart
  • 8. Our New Library!
  • 9. Problems • SPACE – Much smaller footprint (although more stock!) – Fewer study rooms (Group & Individual) – Fewer study spaces – Rolling stacks for journals • NOISE – Open plan building – No roof on Library – Right below the main lecture theatre
  • 10. Solutions! • Nothing we could do about the shape or size of the building • However we could rearrange what we had – Tailoring space and resource to meet student demand – Collection Development to take account of spatial constraints – Thinking outside the box (well, the Library…)
  • 11. Silent Study Space • Originally a print room for photocopiers • Photocopiers moved outside and space became a Silent Study Room • Now used as a quiet room for laptop use
  • 12. Silent Study Room • Outside the Library footprint • Formerly a section for PC’s • Area walled/glassed off and study tables put in • PC’s transferred to within the Library • Very popular!
  • 13. Social Study/Group area • Less formal than a group study room • Comfortable for group discussion • In a “quieter” part of the Library • Coffee Shop feel about it
  • 14. Impact on Collection Development • Finite amount of shelving so, • Books – new texts are still purchased, core texts multiple copies, and where possible an e-copy is also bought via MyiLibrary – Previous editions are withdrawn – Exploit the CLA digitisation route • Journals – E-only policy (where applicable) – Shift existing print subs to electronic access
  • 15. Lessons Learned? • Actual move was fine – Good system of packing and unpacking led to a relatively easy job • Listen to complaints/comments – Library design was a fait accompli – Reshuffled to pre-empt user needs – Use comments to put pressure on Senior Management (retention & student experience) – Constantly evolve. Your users will very quickly tell you what they want!
  • 16. …and finally • Moving back to Craiglockhart has allowed us to bring our War Poets Collection “home”. • Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen met here during WWI • Many first editions and related works

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